Preparing for the on-demand future of health care
High-quality, sustainable health IT systems must depend on a strategic data framework that serves as the health data platform to interoperate between applications. While much attention has been placed on the system, we believe Corepoint Integration Engine serves as the catalyst for all health data activities and allows IT departments to break free from EHR “data silos” and gain full control of their health data.
Once health data is centralized through Corepoint Integration Engine, the IT team is empowered with full knowledge of system performance and the enormous amount of health data generated every day.
Data breaches and violations come in all forms. Those most likely to make the news involve a hack from outside sources and hundreds of thousands of missing patient records. As CIOs know, there are many PHI breaches that can occur daily that involve only a handful of patient records. These “minor” violations have as much potential to violate a patient’s rights and harm the reputation of the hospital as any breach that makes the daily news.
One helpful safeguard is the organization’s interface engine. If it is the data within the patient’s health record that is of interest, what better place to look to see who has accessed PHI, what portions of the record they viewed, and what actions were taken with the data than the software responsible for routing the data from application to application?
Consolidated merged onto the scene with the announcement of the final rule for Meaningful Use Stage 2 in February 2012. A term unheard of by most before the final rule, C-CDA was an attempt to correct some of the difficulties of the version mandated for Meaningful Use Stage 1. As of 2014, Consolidated CDA remains a Draft Standard for Trial Use, which has drawn some criticism, but it still offers many advantages over standards used in Meaningful Use Stage 1.
Consolidated CDA is a compilation of nine different types of documents, including a revised CCD, and is utilized to construct the summary documents for Meaningful Use Stage 2. This paper serves to untangle some of the terminology around Consolidated CDA, including answering:
This white paper examines the three stages of the government’s Meaningful Use program and the steps that health care organizations can take to successfully go beyond the requirements and create a modern health data system.
Everyone involved in health IT knows that the industry is in a period of market consolidation and transformation. These moves pose many challenges for health IT.
How is it possible to become innovative during such tumultuous times?
Imaging centers are targeting both internal and external workflow to gain significant improvement in service delivery and, at the same time, making progress toward the realization of the electronic health record.
Workflow improvements also are proving to decrease operational costs. Making this possible are new alternatives available to imaging centers that offer the option of a more proactive, efficient and profitable planning and design process.
It would be overtly obvious to suggest that technology moves fast and advances quickly. In healthcare, the rate of new technology introductions has moved far more quickly than the industry can accommodate and implement. In other industries, accelerated technology adoptions may be considered “par for the course”. Healthcare, though, is unique. As much as business issues are a real factor, so too is the need for a level of cooperation and symmetry in order to comply with the first objective – quality patient care.
To address this workflow void, standards such as the Continuity of Care Document () and Continuity of Care Record () were introduced to begin solving the problem of patient-data portability and interoperability.
This white paper, the first in a series on the many healthcare standards, will serve to: